GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Best Practice Library

Section 508 Program Management

  • IT Accessibility Playbook The Technology Accessibility Playbook provides Federal Government CIO and CAO offices, and Agency Section 508 Program Managers, guidance on what is needed to build and manage effective Section 508 Programs. A web version of the Accessibility Playbook web version can be found here.

Policy and Governance

Technical Guidance

Web & Software Accessibility Testing

The following baseline tests for web and software accessibility support:

  • Unified testing for the Section 508 technical requirements for Software and Websites, as well as Functional Performance Criteria (FPC).
  • Provides a minimum set of tests for agencies to streamline/enhance their existing test processes.
  • Aligns Section 508 accessibility testing with most of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) success criteria, in preparation for the upcoming Section 508 refresh.

W3C’s Web Accessibility Perspectives Videos

Web accessibility is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. Learn about the impact of accessibility and the benefits for everyone in a variety of situations:

Microsoft Word: Harmonized guidance from the AED COP

Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013 YouTube Videos

  • How to make electronic documents Section 508 conformant and accessible for people with disabilities. (November 2016)

Microsoft Word 2013 Instructional Guides

Microsoft Word 2010 Instructional Guides

Microsoft Excel: Harmonized guidance from the AED COP

PDF: Harmonized guidance from the AED COP

Additional Guidance from the CIOC Accessibility Community of Practice